Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has his first career three-homer game. Here’s video of his third big fly of the night Wednesday — a solo shot off Padres starter Andrew Cashner …
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Gonzalez also homered Monday and Tuesday, so he’s already up to five on the year. “A-Gone” is the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to tally five home runs in his team’s first three games.
PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets have scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from his start against the Phillies on Friday.
DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn’t plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt soreness playing catch after his last start. He threw from the mound Thursday and thought he could still pitch the opener of a three-game series in Philadelphia but will skip the outing as a precaution.
DeGrom is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts this season.